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Is Your Church Against? With? or For the Gay (LGBTQ) Community?

I and my fellow church leaders have been floating down the Niagara River, so to speak, trying to determine whether to paddle with or against the current of the culture around us. Now, we're at the brink of the Falls and we're scrambling to know how to navigate. The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest non-Catholic Christian denomination, will tackle a couple of issues in its annual meeting in about one week that highlight the rapid progression of the …

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I’m Going to Join Jen Hatmaker In the Basement

I avoid writing about politics and culture wars here, and it's because, frankly, the arguments from both sides often annoy me. Occasionally, someone who writes far better than I do is able to articulate what I wish I could say, and in regards to the current debacle over Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A, Jen Hatmaker has done that job quite well. Here's a clipping... So a business leader is no longer entitled to an opinion, even one that roughly half of America shares? Is that …

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Rick Warren Will Pray the Invocation at Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Wow, the media has really enjoyed this particular debacle. The gay rights movement is up in arms over Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to pray the invocation at his inauguration in January. This results primarily from Rick's endorsement of Proposition 8, which is essentially a protection of the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman for the state of California. I don't envy Rick for being thrown into such a firestorm. He's been been accused of …

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